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Ashas restaurant Manchester

Review: Asha’s, Manchester

November 24, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Asha’s, Manchester

In India, Asha Bhosle, now 84, is much adored as a legendary playback singer – that is, a vocalist to whose performance a Bollywood actor mimes – in more than 1,000 Hindi films dating back to before the Second World War.

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Mahiki, Great Northerners and Dirty Martinis: A Northern Soul Night Out

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Mahiki, Great Northerners and Dirty Martinis: A Northern Soul Night Out

Let me say from the outset that my memory of the events I am about to recount is a little hazy.

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Vegan ma po tofu, Wing Yip

Celebrate World Vegan Month with an Oriental twist from Wing Yip

November 13, 2017 Comments Off on Celebrate World Vegan Month with an Oriental twist from Wing Yip

In a new series, Wing Yip, the Oriental grocery store, shares its expertise with yummy, easy-to-make recipes.

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Review: Tattu, Manchester

November 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Tattu, Manchester

Depending on your point of view, this is either the best name ever for a restaurant or a bit weird.

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Hilton Deansgate - Cloud 23 afternoon tea

Review: Afternoon Tea at Cloud 23, Manchester Hilton

November 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Afternoon Tea at Cloud 23, Manchester Hilton

Rejoice! There’s an afternoon tea offering in Manchester that eschews crustless cucumber sandwiches and dry scones. It’s the autumnal-themed tea at Hilton Deansgate.

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Gunpowder Chicken

Remember Remember the 5th of November with an Authentic and Oriental Wing Yip Dinner

November 6, 2017 Comments Off on Remember Remember the 5th of November with an Authentic and Oriental Wing Yip Dinner

In a new series, Wing Yip, the Oriental grocery store, shares its expertise with yummy, easy-to-make recipes. Enjoy the traditional British celebration with an Oriental twist this November and treat your taste-buds to a gunpowder of flavours.

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The Bay Horse Tavern, image by Jody Hartley

Review: The Bay Horse Tavern, Northern Quarter, Manchester

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Bay Horse Tavern, Northern Quarter, Manchester

Just under a decade ago, Housemate and I used to frequent three Manchester pubs (if I said most days after work, you’d judge us, right?).

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The Forest Side Hotel

Review: The Forest Side Hotel, Grasmere

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Forest Side Hotel, Grasmere

Aptly named, this four-star hotel and acclaimed restaurant in the Lake District sits in the lee of a steep slope of trees.

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No tricks, just a treat this Halloween with Wing Yip

October 30, 2017 Comments Off on No tricks, just a treat this Halloween with Wing Yip

In a new series, Wing Yip, the Oriental grocery store, shares its expertise with yummy, easy-to-make recipes. As the scariest day of the year creeps closer, it’s time to bake something spooktacular for everyone to enjoy this Halloween.

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The Spanking Roger, Store Street Manchester

Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

When you check into a hotel in Manchester and they tell you their bar is themed around local history, you can imagine the usual suspects: cotton, trains, bees, football, the Haçienda.

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